Hurricane Simulator

For people in the interior of countries, the difference between a category 2 hurricane and a category 3 hurricane might not be all that aparent. That’s why the good people at the Associated Press have hosted this handy, dandy Hurricane Simulator! The simulator features a 3D model of some trees, a house, and a mobile home. You can see the simulator run the gambit from category 1 thru category 5 and how it affects those structures on the coast. Its interesting to note that Katrina was only a category 3 hurricane when it hit New Orleans, meaning it could have been much much worse. Those with longer memories on the East coast of the US will recall Andrew’s devistation, which was a category 5 hurricane!